Dick Whittington
 
and
 
his
Cat
 
 
A
long time ago
 
there
lived
 
a
poor boy.
 
He
 
was
called
Dick Whittington.
 
 
He
 
was
 
an
orphan
 
and
 
was
often
hungry.
Dick
 
decided
to go
to
London
 
to
seek
 
his
fortune.
London
 
was
 
a
big
 
and
busy
city.
It was full of people
both
rich
 
and
poor.
 
Dick
 
fell
asleep
on the steps
 
of
 
a
great house.
The house
belonged to
Mr. Fitzwarren,
 
 
a
rich
merchant.
Mr. Fitzwarren
 
was
 
a
good
 
and
generous
man.
 
 
He
took
Dick
into
 
his
house,
 
and
gave
him
work
as
 
a
scullery
boy.
 
Dick
had
 
a
little
room
 
of
his own.
Rats
would
run
 
all
over
him
as
he
lay
 
on
 
his
bed
 
at
night.
One day
Dick
bought
 
a
cat.
 
The
cat
chased
 
the
rats,
 
and
Dick
could
sleep.
One day
Mr. Fitzwarren
called
 
his
servants
together.
 
One
 
of
his
ships was leaving
 
for
 
a
far
 
off
land.
 
Mr. Fitzwarren
asked
 
his
servants
 
 
to
send
something
 
of
their own
 
in
 
the
ship.
Dick
only
had
 
his
cat
 
to
send.
 
He
 
was
sad
 
to
say
goodbye
to
 
the
cat.
Dick
continued to
work
as
 
a
scullery
boy.
 
The
Cook
made
Dick's
life
so
miserable.
One day
Dick
decided
 
to
run
away.
 
 
He
heard
 
the
Bow Bells ring
 
out.
 
'Turn
again
Whittington,
thrice
Lord Mayor
 
of
London'
chimed
 
the
bells.
 
Dick
 
was
astonished.
But
he
did
as
 
the
bells
 
said
 
and
went back
to
Mr. Fitzwarren.
 
Mr. Fitzwarren's
ship
had
returned.
Dick’s
cat
had been
sold
 
 
for
 
a
great
fortune
to
 
the
King of Barbary.
 
 
The
Kings
palace
had
hundreds
 
of
mice.
 
 
The
cat
chased
 
the
mice
away.
 
Dick
became
 
a
rich man.
 
He
married
Mr Fitzwarren’s
daughter
Alice.
Dick
became
 
the
Lord Mayor
 
of
London
three times,
just as
 
the
bells
had
said.